Parsonage Open House
The congregation is invited to an Open House at the Parsonage on Sunday afternoon, December 16th from 2:00 until 5:00 PM. Rev. Louis and Claudie Telcy are inviting everyone for an Advent celebration that afternoon. Come and share in the festivities of the season. Fran Carillo, the organizer for the Open House, has placed sign-up sheets in the narthex and the fellowship hall for people interested in providing food.
Jesus’ Birthday Party
On Wednesday, December 19th join our annual birthday party for Jesus. There will be food and activities for all ages. Bring your children and a snack to share.
RESTORE News and Notes
RESTORE had a successful Thanksgiving Holiday, by providing over 200 turkeys to needy families in our community. Our food pantry is partnering with our local Save-A-Lot Grocery Store who is generously providing our clients with bags of holiday grocery fixings for Christmas celebrations. RESTORE is asking the congregation for donations so that they can provide Christmas toys and clothing to the children for our families. Contributors should label their contributions as “Angel Tree” or “Restore” to insure their money goes to the right place. In the first week of the toy drive, over $150 has been raised.
Prayers Are Needed
This week, please be in prayer for Velma Albritton’s family. Velma, the long-time treasurer of the Gleaner’s Sunday school class, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 22nd. Also, be in prayer for Earl Lennard and his family. Earl, who has taught the Gleaner’s class for many years, is suffering from severe complications from pneumonia, and he is currently in isolation at Tampa General hospital.
If you or someone you know needs prayer, please fill out the yellow Prayer and Connect Card located on the back of each pew. These cards are passed along to the Prayer Warriors of RUMC. Our Prayer Warriors meet every Sunday in Room #8 immediately after the service for 15 minutes of prayer. It is their honor to pray for you.
Also, Prayer and Connect Cards can be used if you want the church to know that you are interested in becoming a member, or if you would like to receive more information about our church.